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Amanda N. Barczyk, Ph.D., MSW


Ph.D., Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin

MSW, Social Work
University of Pennsylvania


Social Scientist Fellow
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Army Public Health Command


Amanda N. Barczyk is an affiliate faculty member in Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health and is the associate director of research for Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center. She is an experienced mixed-methods researcher who focuses on the prevention and surveillance of self-directed violence; preventing and addressing childhood adversity; and improving hospital-based treatment and follow-up care.

Barczyk is nationally recognized for her research on self-directed violence and her translation of research to improve the care of patients. Barczyk was a pivotal contributor of suicide prevention guidelines for Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the United States. She also worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop suicide prevention policies for Ascension sites of care across Texas.

Previously, Barczyk was a social scientist fellow in the U.S. Army Public Health Command’s Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Practice (BSHOP) from 2010 to 2011. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, BSHOP identified patterns, risks and protective factors associated with behavioral health issues plaguing military personnel with the goal of mitigating adverse outcomes.

Barczyk received her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and has a Bachelor of Arts in honors psychology, with a minor in statistics, from the University of Michigan.

Professional Affiliations
  • Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science
    Mentoring & Professional Development Committee, 2019-Present
  • Ascension National Suicide Prevention Guidelines Advisory Group
  • Arizona-Texas-Oklahoma-Memphis-Arkansas-Consortium for Pediatric Research in the Field of Trauma
  • Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative
  • Kids Living Well (Travis County Collaboration)
Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Action Award
    Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, 2018
  • Manuscript selected as "President's Choice"
    Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2017
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award
    International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood, 2010